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Exploring Arkansas September 2011

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Moro Bay State Park, Ozark Mtn Bike Trail, Arkansas Post Water Trail, Cossatot River Snorkeling
Moro Bay is a not too well known park near El Dorado with some fantastic floating and fishing opportunities. The Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail is a picturesque route that follows a series of county and forest service roads. The water trail at Arkansas Post National Memorial offers a "Jurassic" type environment with huge lily pads and blossoms. A unique snorkeling experience can be enjoyed during the summer months along the Cossatot River.

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I NEAT LITTLE TUCKED AWAY NOT TOO WELL KNOWN STATE PARK IN ARKANSAS IS MORO BAY. WHERE IT JOINS THE OUACHITA RIVER. A NEAT WAY TO EXPLORE THIS AREA IS BY CANOE OR KAYAK. SO, LET'S DO IT. WE VENTURED OUT WITH A GROUP OF DAY CAMPERS AS THE PARK INTERPRETER FILLED US IN ON A BIT OF THE HISTORY OF THIS AREA. ♪♪

BACK IN 1804 WHEN HUNTER/DUNBAR CAME UP THE RIVER DOING THE EXPLORING, THINK ABOUT THE SIZE THE TREES MUST HAVE BEEN AT THAT TIME. THAT WAS ALL VIRGIN TIMBER THEN. IT HAD NEVER BEEN LOGGED OUT OR CUT. THE TREES WERE MUCH BIGGER BACK THEN THAN THEY ARE NOW. YOU'LL SEE AN OCCASIONAL BIG TREE NOW, BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THEY HAD BACK THEN. ♪♪ AS THEY CAME DOWN THE RIVER, THEY RECORDED ALL DIFFERENT SETTLEMENTS THEY MIGHT HAVE SEEN WITH WHITE MEN. THEY RECORDED NUMBERS OF NATIVE AMERICANS THEY SAW, NATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGES, WERE THEY FRIENDLY, UNFRIENDLY, THEY REPORTED WHAT KIND OF LAND WAS UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. ♪♪ YOU GUYS TURN AROUND AND LOOK BEHIND YOU NOW. EVERYBODY TURN AROUND AND LOOK BEHIND YOU. NOTICE HOW WIDE AND OPEN THE WATER LOOKS HERE. YOU TURN AROUND AND LOOK IN FRONT OF YOU AND IT'S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT. IT HAS A LOT OF TREES, GOT A LOT OF STUMPS, CYPRESS. THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN ENVIRONMENT HERE. THIS IS A MAN-MADE DIFFERENCE. THE DIFFERENCE IS THIS HAS BEEN CLEANED OUT. WHEN YOU GO BACK AND STUDY THE HISTORY OF THE OUACHITA RIVER BEFORE ROADS WERE BUILT IN THIS AREA, THE RIVER WAS THE HIGHWAY. EVERYTHING WAS SHIPPED UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. EVERYTHING CAME UP AND DOWN THE RIVER ON A STEAM BOAT. SO, THERE WAS ONLY CERTAIN TIMES DURING THE YEAR THEY DIDN'T HAVE LOCKS AND DAMS BACK THEN. THERE WERE ONLY CERTAIN TIMES OF YEAR YOU COULD BRING THE STEAM BOATS UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. ♪♪ A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IT. BACK IN THOSE DAYS, AROUND 1861, CAMDEN WAS ALMOST AS BIG AS LITTLE ROCK. IT WAS A BOOMING AREA. EVERYTHING CAME UP THE RIVER, THROUGH NEW ORLEANS. EVERYTHING WAS UNLOADED TO THIS PART OF THE STATE FROM CAMDEN. RIVER BOATS WOULD TURN AROUND AND HEAD BACK DOWN THE RIVER. AS THEY WERE GOING BACK DOWN THE RIVER THEY WOULD PULL IN THE WAREHOUSES LIKE WE HAVE HERE AND BEACON HILL. UNLOAD THE BALES OF COT TON AND CORN. YOU LOOK AT CAM DON NOW, A GROWING BOOMING CITY BACK IN THOSE DAYS, IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE NOW. LOOK AT THIS TREE RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF ME. NOTICE HOW YOU CAN SEE ALL WAIT THROUGH IT. THIS HAS A BIG OPEN HOLLOW TREE. TYPICALLY WHEN A CYPRESS TREE TENDS TO WANT TO DIE FROM THE TOP DOWN. THAT'S WHY THEY HOLLOW OUT. THEY GROW SO CLOSE TO THE WATER, THE CYPRESS WOOD IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT TYPE WOOD AND IT TENDS TO HANDLE THE WEATHER QUITE WELL. SO, CYPRESS WOOD IS USED FOR A LOT OF SIDING ON HOUSES AND BUILDINGS AND BARNES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. ♪♪

THE FISHING OPPORTUNITIES HERE AT MORO BAY STATE PARK ARE EXCELLENT WITH SEVERAL SPECIES BEING QUITE ABUNDANT.

THIS IS ALSO A GOOD AREA TO SET TROUT LINES, YO-YOs AND THINGS LIKE THAT. YOU HAVE A VARIETY OF GOOD SPORTS FISH BACK HERE. A VARIETY OF BASS, CATFISH, CRAWFY AND BRIM. YOU HAVE SOME WHAT WE CONSIDER NOT GOOD FISH.

BIRDS AND OTHER WILDLIFE ARE ALSO QUITE PREVALENT.

A LOT OF VARIETY OF TURTLES ALONG THE LOGS AND LIMBS AND STUFF IN HERE. SINCE THE SUN IS NOT OUT, THEY'RE NOT ON TOP OF THE LOGS SUNNING LIKE THEY NORMALLY ARE. THEY'RE REPTILES. THEY ABSORB THE HEAT FROM ROCKS AND LOGS THAT THEY REST ON AND HEAT THEIR BACK. NORMALLY YOU COME DOWN YOU'LL SEE A VARIETY OF TURTLES ON THE LOG.

WELL, CHRIS ANN A WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE KAYAKING EXPERIENCE OUT HERE AND THE ACTIVITIES YOU ALL HAVE BEEN DOING HERE?

I REALLY LIKE THIS DAY CAMP. I'VE BEEN COMING HERE SINCE I WAS 7 -- 6 OR 7, AND I'M A KAYAKER. SO, THIS IS A REAL NICE PLACE TO KAYAK, I THINK. WELL, THERE'S A LOT OF STUMPS. THAT'S A BAD THING, THOUGH. I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYBODY FLIP OUT HERE. AND ALL THE INSTRUCTORS AND ALL DO VERY GOOD. THEY MAKE SURE WE KNOW WHAT TO DO SO WE WON'T FLIP, AND GIVE US A NICE PLACE TO TOUR BACK HERE. IT'S A REAL PRETTY PLACE. WE'VE SEEN MANY NICE THINGS.

WHAT IS THE MOST STRIKING PART ABOUT THE SCENERY HERE? IS IT THE CYPRESS TREE OR WHAT IS IT THAT YOU LIKE?

I LIKE GOING UP AND SEEING THE HOLLOW CYPRESS TREES. IT'S A REAL COOL PLACE. WHERE MY POPPY USED TO LIVE, THEY HAVE CYPRESS TREES, TOO. THEY ARE SO COOL. THERE'S LOTS OF NICE THINGS TO SEE. THEY'RE ROTTED WOOD. IT'S JUST SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE EVERY DAY.

THAT'S TRUE.

I CAN IT'S REAL COOL BECAUSE IT'S OLD. WHO KNOWS HOW MANY YEARS IT'S BEEN HERE.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

YOU'RE LOOKING SOMETHING THAT'S A PIECE OF HISTORY AND SOMETHING THAT PROBABLY DOESN'T GET NOTICED A LOT.

WELL, YOU FISH OUT HERE.

YES. WE WENT ALL THE WAY TO LOCK AND DOWN, WAY BACK THERE. WE'VE CAUGHT A GOOD SIZE CATFISH. IT LOOKS LIKE A RECORD-SIZE BRIM, BUT FIRST, I USUALLY DON'T CATCH ANYTHING ELSE. AND WE'VE CAUGHT A LOT OF CATFISH OUT HERE. WE SET UP A TROUT LINE, AND WE'VE CAUGHT FOUR CATFISH ON THE TROTT TROUT LINE. WE DO SOMETHING CALLED MOODLE FISHING WHERE WE BUY SOME MOODLES AND WE PUT THEM ON A PIPE AND THROW IT OUT AND WAIT FOR A FISH TO BITE IT AND CHASE IT DOWN.

COOL.

WE CAUGHT ONE VERY NICE SIZE CATFISH ON THAT.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE Y'ALL HAVE REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME OUT HERE.

WE HAVE. IF I'VE GOT TO CHOOSE, I CHOOSE MORO BAY AS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES, NOT TOO FAR AWAY AND IT'S A PRETTY PLACE TO COME.

I THINK THE STATE PARK NEEDS TO HAVE YOU AS THEIR SPOKESPERSON. [GIGGLING] ♪♪ ♪♪

THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST TWO DAYS WE'VE BEEN HERE. TODAY IS OUR LAST DAY AND WE'RE EXPLORING I GUESS YOU'D SAY.

IT'S PRETTY NEAT DOING IT THIS WAY.

NEVER DONE IT BEFORE.

REALLY?

YEAH.

THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT IF YOU'RE GOING TO SNEAK UP ON ALL THE BIRDS, LAKE BLUE HERRINGS AND EGRETS, TURTLES ON THE LOGS.

YEAH.

AND SASQUACH OUT HERE.

DEFINITELY.

I THOUGHT SO. ♪♪ ♪♪

THE OZARK MOUNTAIN BICYCLE TRAIL FOLLOWS A SERIES OF FOREST SERVICE ROADS AND COUNTY ROADS DEEP IN THE OZARK NATIONAL FOREST IN THE RICH LAND CREEK WILDERNESS AREA. YOU'LL PASS BY STREAMS, WATER FALLS, ROCK FORMATIONS, AND ALL SORTS OF VARIOUS SCENIC QUALITIES. ♪♪ ♪♪

THIS BICYCLE ROUTE IS ACTUALLY OLD FOREST SERVICE ROAD 12 05 WHICH GOES UP TO THE RICH LAND CREEK CAMPGROUND AREA LOCATED ONE MILE EAST OF BEN HUR OFF MILE 16 NOW NAMED UPPER FALLING WATER ROAD AND FOLLOWS ALONG WATER CREEK. THROUGHOUT THE NINE MILES OR SO OF THIS FALLING WATER SCENIC ROUTE, YOU'LL COME UPON VARIOUS POINTS OF INTEREST WHICH YOU'LL WANT TO STOP, TAKE A BREAK, AND DO A LITTLE EXPLORING. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

THERE IS ANOTHER SECTION OF THIS BICYCLE TRAIL THAT STARTS AT GILBERT ON HIGHWAY 333 IN THE BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER VALLEY AND FOLLOWS ALONG COUNTY ROAD'S 29, 82 AND 31 INTO MARION COUNTY. AND, SO, IF YOU INCLUDE THE FALLING WATER SCENIC SECTION, THAT GIVES YOU ABOUT 40 MILES-WORTH OF OZARK MOUNTAIN BICYCLING ADVENTURE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

IT'S BEEN FLOAT BID AMERICAN INDIANS, EUROPEAN EXPLORERS AND HUNTER AND TRAPPERS. THE BEST TIME TO FLOAT THE WATERS IS THE SUMMERTIME WHEN ALL THE LILLY PADS AND WATER LILLIES ARE OUT. WHO KNOWS, YOU MAY EVEN SEE A GATOR OR TWO. ♪♪ OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN ARKANSAS WATER TRAIL, THE ARKANSAS POST WATER TRAIL IS LOCATED IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA REGION SOUTH OF GILLETT OFF HIGHWAY 169 AT ARKANSAS POST NATIONAL MEMORIAL. ♪♪ NOT ONLY IS ARKANSAS POST RICH IN MORE THAN 300 YEARS OF HISTORY, IT'S ALSO A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY HARBORING A WIDE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE ANIMALS AND PLANT SPECIES MAKING IT A TRUE NATIONAL TREASURE. ♪♪

THE REASON WHY I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A NICE AREA FOR A WATER TRAIL IS WE HAVE SUCH A HISTORY, STATE HISTORY HERE DATING BACK FROM NATIVE AMERICANS WHO LIVED IN THE AREA , OUR EARLY EXPLORERS WHO FIRST ESTABLISHED THE ARKANSAS POST. WE ALSO HAD A REVOLUTIONERY WAR BATTLE HERE IN 17 83, I CONSIDER A MAJOR CIVIL WAR BATTLE HERE. THAT WAS INVOLVED WITH THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN. SO, ALONG WITH THE BEAUTY AND THE NATURAL BEAUTY HERE, I THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP ATTRACT PEOPLE TO COME HERE AND VISIT THIS AREA.

YEAH, I MEAN, THIS IS BREATHTAKING TO SEE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR WITH ALL THESE WATER LILLIES OUT HERE AND THE LILLY PADS. AND NOT TO MENTION THE BIRD SPECIES THAT ARE OUT HERE.

RIGHT, RIGHT, WE DO HAVE AN ACTIVE BALD EAGLE'S NEST HERE. THAT'S BEEN ACTIVE FOR I THINK AT LEAST 15 YEARS OR LONGER. WE HAVE -- WE'RE FORTUNATE IN THIS AREA OF THE STATE. WE HAVE NOT ONLY THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. WE HAVE THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE AND WHITE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE RANCH REFUGE ALONG WITH TRUST AND HOLDER WILDLIFE NATURAL AREA. SO, I THINK IT'S QUITE A NICE PLACE IN THE STATE.

THE PUT-IN POINT FOR THE WATER RAMP IS LOCATED NEAR MOORE BAYOU WHICH IS BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY ENTER THE PARK ITSELF. THE ENTIRE ROUTE IS ABOUT FIVE MILES, AND IF YOU COME DURING THE SUMMER WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE ALONG THE ENTIRE WAY ARE GIANT YELLOW LOTUS FLOWERS, ALSO KNOWN AS YANCOPIN. ALONG WITH A BLUISH PURPLE BLOOMS OF WATER HYACINTH, AN INVASIVE PLANT ORIGINALLY FROM SOUTH AMERICA. ♪♪ IT'S ALSO INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT DURING THE 1800s, NATURALIST THOMAS NUTTALL AND JON JAMES AUDUBON VISITED THIS AREA AND DOCUMENTED WHAT THEY SAW. ALLIGATOR RESEARCHER GEOFF SMITH WHO HAS SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME IN THIS AREA SHARED WITH US HIS FINDINGS.

I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT POPULATIONS, ABOUT HOW MANY ALLIGATORS WHO STAY WITHIN A GIVEN AREA. LIKE RIGHT HERE AND HOW THAT CAN BE AFFECTED ABOUT DIFFERENT HABITAT TYPES. WHAT I FOUND MOST IMPORTANT IS PARTIALLY TO A LARGE RIVER. THIS IS ONE OF THE PLACES IN ARKANSAS FOR THE ALLIGATORS, SECOND HIGHEST DENSITY AND HIGHEST DENSE ITHV OF A PUBLIC SITE. WHICH IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE ANOTHER THING THAT I FOUND, THERE SEEMS TO BE FEWER ALLIGATORS IN PUBLICLY OWNED BODIES OF WATER. WE THINK WE HAVE SOME EVIDENCE OF THIS. IT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE BEING HARASSED BY HUMANS AND MAKES THEM LEAVE AND LOWER THEIR REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PROVE THAT, BUT AS MY RESEARCH CONTINUES THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO LOOK AT.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY LIKE COMING OUT HERE? IT'S GORGEOUS OUT HERE. EVEN IF YOU DON'T SEE A GATOR.

YEAH, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. IT'S A GOOD PLACE TO BE BY YOURSELF. SOMETIMES YOU CAN SIT AND EVEN IF YOU DON'T SEE A GATOR, THEY'RE HERE. IT'S KIND OF LIKE BEING WITH DINOSAURS.

THAT'S A GOODEING WITH DINOSAURS.

THAT'S A GOOD WAY OF PUTTING IT. ♪♪

IN PREVIOUS EPISODES, WE FEATURED ALL THE SNORKELING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE GRAY LAKE AND LAKE OUACHITA. WELL, ADD ONE MORE. THE COSSATOT RIVER. IT MAY BE THE BEST LOCATION BECAUSE OF THE WATER QUALITY. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN THE WATER IS NOT RAGING YOU'LL FIND CRYSTAL CLEAR DEEP POOLS FOR YOUR EXPLORING PLEASURE. ♪♪ YOUR SNORKELING ADVENTURE BEGINS WITH THE COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK NATURAL AREA LOCATED IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS OFF HIGHWAY 278 EAST OF WICKES. HERE ONE OF THE PARK INTERPRETERS WILL OUTFIT YOU WITH SNORKLING EQUIPMENT AND SOME BASIC INSTRUCTIONS.

MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T LEAK. ROLL THAT ON YOUR TUMMY AND HEAD OUT. ♪♪

WELL, FIRST OFF, I GET TO ACTUALLY SEE UNDER WATER AND BREATHE AND SEE THE DIFFERENT GEOLOGICAL ROCKS. SOME OF THEM ARE PRETTY COOL. YOU HAVE WASHED OUT SEEDS. THERE MIGHT BE AN OPENING LIKE A CAVE.

AND THERE'S FIVE DIFFERENT ACCESS POINTS ALONG THE RIVER ACTUALLY HERE THAT YOU TAKE THEM TO.

YES, I TAKE THEM TO SAND BAR WHICH IS ABOUT A MILE FROM THE FALLS. AND HERE THE LOW WATER BRIDGE. SOMETIMES THERE ARE BANKS. AND THEN 246.

NOW, THEY CAN SEE WHAT SORT OF FISH USUALLY?

WELL, WE HAVE A LOT OF RED HORSE OR SUCKER FISH AND BASS, SMALL, LARGE, ROCK BASS. CATFISH, GAR, YOUR SUN PERCH, AND LOG PERCH, AND ZEBRA.

THERE ARE UNIQUE ONES.

YES. THERE ARE MOUNTAIN SHINERS ALL THROUGH THE RIVER.

THE OUACHITA MOUNTAIN SHINER IT'S CALLED.

YES. LEOPARD DARTER WHICH IS TWO MILES BELOW THE FALLS. YOU START SEEING THEM THERE, BUT THEY'RE MORE AT THE LOW WATER BRIDGE AREA AND ON DOWN. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL HABITAT. THEY'RE PRETTY COOL. THEY'RE ABOUT THREE INCHES LONG.

IT'S KIND OF NEAT, ESPECIALLY ON THIS OUTING, THIS PARTICULAR DAY, ALL THE KIDS, THE FIRST TIME SNORKELING EXPERIENCE, IT'S AN ADVENTURE.

YES, IT IS. ESPECIALLY IF YOU TELL THEM THEY CAN BREATHE UNDER WATER AND THEY'RE LOOKING AT ME LIKE, NO, I CAN'T. YEAH, YOU CAN. LISTEN AND TRY WHAT I SAY. THEY DO, AND THEY'RE ALL EXCITED AND I GET EXCITED. I END UP POPPING MY HEAD UP TO COUNT HEADS SO I DON'T LOSE ANYBODY, MAKE SURE THEY'RE OKAY. IT'S AWESOME. ♪♪ ♪♪

IT WAS FUN.

WAS IT ALL THAT YOU EXPECTED IT WOULD BE OR EVEN MORE?

EVEN MORE.

WHAT'S THE NEAT PART ABOUT IT? TELL US, WHAT'S SO COOL ABOUT IT?

YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A CHANCE TO BREATHE THROUGH YOUR MOUTH. YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE UNDER THE WATER. YOU CAN DO THAT NOW ANYWAY, BUT STILL.

IT HELPS WITH THE MASK INSTEAD OF JUST TRYING TO OPEN YOUR -- JUST YOUR EYES. WHAT DID YOU SEE, SOME FISH?

I SEEN SOME FISH, I SEEN HOW THE ROCKS LOOK LIKE THEY WERE FORMED FOR YOU TO SIT DOWN ON. THE MIRACLE ROCKS. ♪♪ ♪♪

I THOUGHT IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD EXPERIENCE BECAUSE I NEVER GOT TO SEE THE WATER LIKE THAT. I THOUGHT -- I THINK THAT I'M GOING TO GO AND BUY ME ONE.

REALLY?

YEAH. AND START LOOKING AROUND, BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY COOL.

IT IS PRETTY COOL. IT GIVES YOU A WHOLE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

I'VE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THAT. I'VE BEEN IN THE WATER MY WHOLE LIFE AND I'VE ALWAYS JUST SEEN IT BLURRY WHEN I WENT UNDER. IT'S JUST PRETTY COOL SEEING IT CLEAR FOR ONCE. AND BEING ABLE TO BREATHE AND BEING ABLE TO KEEP GOING AND WATCHING. THAT WAS PRETTY COOL, TOO.

OPENS UP A WHOLE DIFFERENT WORLD.

YEAH, IT DOES. I'VE SEEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF FISH UNDER THERE. I GOT TO SEE THEM EAT AND IT WAS -- I LIKED IT.

THE SNORKELING EXPERIENCE HERE IS UNIQUE BECAUSE OF THE DIVERSITY, BOTH BELOW AND ABOVE WATER.

YES, IT'S THE RIVER CORRIDOR. EACH ACCESS POINT IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THE ROCKS ARE DIFFERENT A LITTLE BIT, JUST THE WAY THEY'RE POSITIONED, AND JUST DIFFERENT THINGS TO EXPLORE. I MEAN, I KEEP FINDING NEW THINGS EVERY TIME I GO TO DIFFERENT SECTIONS.

ALONG WITH SNORKELING, PARK INTERPRETERS OFFER MANY OTHER THINGS ALONG THE RIVER.

WE CAN SCHEDULE A DAY JUST FOR THEM AND THEIR GROUP AND WE CAN GO SNORKELING, HIKING, DEPENDING ON WHAT TIME OF YEAR KAYAKING. I KAYAK INSTRUCTOR FOR LEVEL 1 SO I CAN TEACH THEM THE BASICS AND GET THEM INTO THAT. AND MOST EVERYTHING IS FREE EXCEPT FOR THE KAYAKING. IF WE DO DUTCH OVEN COOKING WORKSHOP, THERE MAY BE A FEE. IF THEY CALL AHEAD OF TIME WE CAN SCHEDULE IT. WE'RE PRETTY MUCH THEIR GUIDE FOR THE DAY. WE CAN DO ALL KINDS OF THINGS. WITH LITTLE KIDS WE HAVE CRAFTS. YOU CAN HANDLE SNAKES AND TURTLES. I MEAN, THERE'S JUST ALL KINDS OF THINGS. IF YOU CALL AND GET A FEEL OF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, WHAT YOUR INTERESTS ARE IN, THEN I CAN SUGGEST MORE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES. WE HAVE QUITE A FEW, BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER THEM ALL. WHAT'S THE WEBSITE?

WEBSITE IS WWW.ARKANSAS STATE PARK.COM. YOU CAN HIT THE RIVER PARK AND GO TO OUR SITE AND CHECK IT OUT. ♪♪ ♪♪

SO, WE CHECKED OUT ALL THE SNORKELING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOURSELF HERE ON THE COSSATOT RIVER HERE ON SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS. FOR MORE ON THIS RIVER DESTINATION PLUS MANY OF OUR OTHERS OR TO ORDER A COPY OF AN EPISODE, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AETN.ORG/EXPLORING ARKANSAS.N.O. AGAIN WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME FOR ANOTHER EXCITING ADVENTURE ON "EXPLORING ARKANSAS". ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

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